Faerie Tale Theatre

  • 1982
  • TV Show
  • None

Classic folk and fairy tales are adapted in this acclaimed cable series, which features topflight stars such as Robin Williams (`The Tale of the Frog Prince') and Susan Sarandon (`Beauty and the Beast'), and directors including Francis Ford Coppola (`Rip Van Winkle') and Tim Burton (`Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp').

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Hansel and Gretel Season 2, Episode 6 Dec 5, 1983 Free

A somber story about a brother and sister who are left to fend for themselves in the woods and stumble upon a curious house made out of candy.

Sleeping Beauty Season 2, Episode 3 Jul 7, 1983 Free

A handsome prince on the search for a princess bumps into a woodsman who tells him the story of the fabled Sleeping Beauty.

The Chances of the World Changing Season 2, Episode 2 May 10, 1983 Paid

Fueled by an abiding passion for saving endangered animals, Richard Ogust abandons his life as a writer to build a fragile ark that is constantly on the brink of capsizing. The Chances of the World Changing is the poetic, lyrical tale of a saintly, but all-too-human artist who sacrifices nearly everything in his quest to preserve the world's disappearing turtles and tortoises. Pressed into bankruptcy, living out of a tent, and nearly driven mad by bureaucracy and the needs of his 1000-plus turtles, Ogust is in a furious race against time to keep his turtles and his well-being intact. Through depressing setbacks and moments of triumph, Ogust maintains his vision of a future where his turtles, and he, can return home. Award-winning The Chances of the World Changing, directed by Eric Daniel Metzgar, features stunning photography of some of the planet's nearly-extinct turtle species and pays tribute to their tortoise-pace lifestyle in a rabbit's world. An honest and patient study in the joys and sorrows of survival, The Chances of the World Changing is "cinema verité on every scale, an epic nestled in the eternal moment." (Macleans)

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Faerie Tale Theatre Series Trailer
01:38 — Shelley Duvall's terrific series of classic fairy tales, featuring many top-notch guest stars.

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  • Premiered: September 11, 1982
  • Rating: None
  • Premise: Classic folk and fairy tales are adapted in this acclaimed cable series, which features topflight stars such as Robin Williams (`The Tale of the Frog Prince') and Susan Sarandon (`Beauty and the Beast'), and directors including Francis Ford Coppola (`Rip V… (more)

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